Trump planning to leave troops in eastern Syria to counter IS


Washington: US President Donald Trump might leave a small contingent of American troops of 200 in eastern Syria to combat the Islamic State(IS).

A senior administration official told the media that Trump favours such a plan which he has been considering for a week. The officials said that Trump feels that it would be sufficient to prevent the reversal of US gains against ISIS and allow Kurdish forces in the region to maintain control of oil fields in the area.

If the US President decided to keep a few soldiers there then it would be a major political reversal in a matter. The development has been confirmed by three other administration and Defence department officials.

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